Construction Specialist 1

at CDM Smith in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Project Location: T.E. Maxson Plant

Provide administrative and technical support to the project superintendents and project manager. Supervise and direct overall project activities as assigned. Provide technical, field, and administrative direction to field personnel Prepare and review submittals Issue construction documents and layout to field crews Prepare and interpret specifications drawings for foreman and superintendents Maintain and edit all field as – built drawings for project Complete requests for information (RFI) Maintain/Update Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) reporting Coordinate timely arrival of parts, equipment, construction materials, and installation with field personnel and vendors Assist in developing purchase orders, subcontracts, change orders, and applications for payment to the client Perform surveying functions and verify final locations and elevations Assist in preparation of required documentation records such as: conforming bid documents from addenda, status reports, Operations and Maintenance manuals, warranties, spare parts, punch lists. Assist with design engineers and labor/subcontractors to determine solutions for unexpected site conditions May attend meetings with Owner, subcontractor and associated project personnel. Develop plan reading and strong visualization skills. Perform standard estimating tasks such as performing quantity take – offs, creating material price lists, and researching labor, material and equipment costs for these take – offs. Learn the Timberline Estimating System Utilize Timberline to assist in preparation of Opinions of Probable Cost of Construction and Design Build Projects Research historical data (purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc.) and compile summary reports to develop guidelines and precedence for future estimates Receive, review and file pricing received from CDM Inc. Project Mangers against Opinions of Probable Cost of Construction performed by Estimating Contact subcontractors and suppliers for current pricing Participate in pre – bid job walks Participate in Bid – Day quote tabulations. Prepare Project Controls analysis, spreadsheets, and graphics for routine and non – routine project reporting Gather and update engineering and construction information to reflect most current plans/requirements. Input data for development of a detailed baseline schedules for engineering and construction with projects. Gather data from a variety of sources including CDM Smith management/teams, client, other contractors, etc. Print reports and graphics to providing data for subcontract change requests, bid comparisons, new work item estimates, and resolution of potential schedule/work problems Support routine collection of sub – consultant and contractor schedule and cost submittals. Support and deploys construction technology and virtual design application on project sites. Assists project leadership in managing the modeling efforts and deliverables to solve construction issues. Assists in facilitating solutions through collaboration with the design team and project team via VDC, BIM, and traditional collaboration methods. Review and understand contract specifications, quality plans, design and construction submittals, and drawings. Assist with field inspections to evaluate the work performed and materials used; verifying quality of workmanship, quality of materials used, and compliance with plans, specifications, estimates and applicable codes and regulations. Assists in documenting deficiencies and deviations from plans. Assists in maintaining and updating Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) reporting for project sites. Performs other duties as required. Assists in controlling hazardous working conditions and unsafe employee activities on project sites. Communicates concerns or near misses to supervisor.

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Construction Specialist 1


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Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related discipline. 0 years. Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

Tennessee – Memphis

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No – We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Skills and Abilities:

intermediate mathematical knowledge. Basic computation skills. Good communication skills. Intermediate personal computer skills. Basic knowledge of construction industry terminology.

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant’s criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

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Job Posting: JC187720254

Posted On: Jul 14, 2021

Updated On: Sep 25, 2021